This is a group for anyone interested in slowing down and spending time in nature.
Nature walks are deeply inspired by the Japanese practice of Shin-rin-yoku (https://vimeo.com/245324268), which emerged in the 1980s. Shin-rin-yoku is often translated as "forest bathing" because participants are seen as bathing in the beneficial compounds emitted by trees such as oxygen and phytoncides.
Modern living often causes over stimulation and stress, and this makes us susceptible to stress-related diseases. Our bodies emerged in natural environments, so it is perhaps not surprising that we benefit significantly from returning to them.
We'll meet up for monthly walks that last from 2-3 hours with ample time for rest and reflection woven in. Each walk will be lead by an experienced guide trained by the International Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/).
This practice is a way of leaning into the experience of being alive. It is a practice of remembering where we come from, and where we will return; that we are a part of nature, not separate from it. It is a process of allowing ourselves to be provoked by a wider web of being.